I was perusing Facebook the other day and I saw my friend post that she put some marbles in her son’s bath and it resulted in hours (ok maybe an exaggeration but probably lots) of fun. I loved it as soon as I saw it and in fact told her I would probably use it for a blog idea. She said that she had gotten the idea for the marbles from one of my previous blog posts (I love when life happens like that).
If you are doing this you need to make sure you are supervising the marble and tub time with your kids. Just think of the sensory input they are getting. They can feel around for the marbles with their hands or their toes (as mentioned in my post). They can try to pick up as many as they can or just one at a time. You could also have funnels or other containers that they can practice putting them into and then pouring them out of. You can use different colors and have them search for the colors and sort them, or have them count a certain number of marbles and see if the can do it faster with their hands or their feet or their right or their left.
Who else has used marbles in the tub and what did you notice in the process?